Rob. Co. YMCA To Sponsor Summer Food Service Program

Rob. Co. YMCA To Sponsor Summer Food Service Program

Rob. Co. YMCA To Sponsor Summer Food Service Program

Federally-funded program provides summer meals to students

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Robertson County YMCA will serve as a sponsoring agency for the 2024 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Located at 3332 Tom Austin Highway Springfield, TN 37172

Monday – Friday: AM Snack 8:15-9 a.m., PM Snack 3-4 p.m. through August 9, 2024.

NO meal provided July 4, 2024 (Holiday)

The program is administered through the Tennessee Department of Human Services

What is the Summer Food Service Program?

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

Who is eligible to receive meals?

Children 18 and younger may receive free meals and snacks through SFSP. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.

Is there a cost for meals?

No. Meals are provided at no cost to the children served.

How many meals do participants receive each day?

At most sites, children receive either one or two meals each day.

What kind of food is served?

SFSP meals are prepared based on USDA Nutrition Standards. Meal options vary by location. Contact the SFSP site near you for specific menu items.

About the Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Enrolled children who are members of households which receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly foods stamps) benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

About the Y

The YMCA of Middle Tennessee is the region’s leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Inspired by its mission as a worldwide charitable fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of helping people grow in spirit, mind and body. For 149 years, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee has been giving people of all ages the tools they need to belong and be well. Last year, the Y reached 238,373 people, improving the region’s health and well-being, nurturing the potential of children and teens and providing opportunities to serve others and support our neighbors.

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